Barn Burner Exclusive: Locations Under Early Consideration For WrestleMania 36
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
According to a source in WWE, the company is already kicking around ideas for a WrestleMania 36 location.
Last November, Barn Burner's own Brad Shepard broke the news that WrestleMania 35 would be held at MetLife Stadium.
Although no location should be considered a sure thing this early in the process, the following locations are already under consideration for WrestleMania 36; Atlanta (Ga.), Minneapolis (Mn.) and Florida (the city is unknown, but the source speculated Jacksonville and Miami/Miami Gardens for unknown reasons).
Atlanta is home to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which was built in 2017. Both the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC play there. The stadiums capacity is about 83,000. WrestleMania 27 was held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, which closed in 2017.
Minneapolis is home to U.S. Bank Stadium, which broke ground in 2013 but opened in 2016. The Minnesota Vikings play there. The stadiums capacity is about 73,000. Minnesota has never hosted a WrestleMania, although in recent years it has been briefly considered. The source loved the idea of Minneapolis hosting WrestleMania.
Florida is home to numerous large stadiums. The Sunshine State has hosted three WrestleMania's in the past 11 years (Orlando twice and Miami Gardens, which was billed as Miami).
Jacksonville is home to TIAA Bank Field, which broke ground in 1994, opened in 1995 and was renovated in 2016. The stadiums capacity is about 82,000. Jacksonville has never hosted a WrestleMania.
Miami Gardens is home to Hard Rock Stadium, which broke ground in 1985 and opened in 1987. The stadiums capacity is about 80,000. WrestleMania 28 was held at Hard Rock Stadium (then known as Sun Life Stadium).
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